The ABCs of Girls’ Names
by Abby Sandel
Quinn is the most popular Q name for girls in the US. In fact, it’s the only Q name in the girls’ Top 1000.
Riley is the girls’ name of the summer, thanks to the animated star of Disney Pixar’s Inside Out, and NBA champ Steph Curry’s scene-stealing daughter Riley. Riley girls outnumber Riley boys about two to one, a proportion we expect to rise. The Reilly spelling is more popular for boys, while Rylie trends girlward.
Over 2,200 girls have been named Unique over the last decade, which makes the name anything but.
Ximena is the most popular X name for girls in the US, ranked Number 142 last year.
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on July 17th, 2015 at 12:52 pm
Fun blog post! I especially appreciate the info about Charlotte and Emma, as many parents don’t realize that these names have been part of a trend for a decade already. I do wonder about the little girls named Isella though; how many of them were actually named for a hurricane vs. how many just ended up with the same name by coincidence. There are 6-16 little girls named Isella every year starting in 2001, and Isella seems like a logical choice for parents who don’t quite want top-ranking Isabella.
on July 18th, 2015 at 6:22 am
With Teresa at 719, Tessa isn’t the only form of Theresa in the top 1000. I do prefer Theresa though – so lovely with the “h”.
on July 20th, 2015 at 7:04 am
I actually really like Iselle. I recently discovered Isette, one of about a thousand old variants on the name Isolde/Iseult/Isot, etc. and really liked that too. I wonder where they got the hurricane name from?
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